Definition of Campaign

1. Noun. A race between candidates for elective office. "He is raising money for a Senate run"

Exact synonyms: Political Campaign, Run
Generic synonyms: Race
Specialized synonyms: Campaign For Governor, Governor's Race, Senate Campaign, Senate Race
Derivative terms: Run

2. Verb. Run, stand, or compete for an office or a position. "Who's running for treasurer this year?"
Exact synonyms: Run
Generic synonyms: Race, Run
Specialized synonyms: Stump, Rerun, Whistlestop, Cross-file, Register
Derivative terms: Campaigner, Run

3. Noun. A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end. "Contributed to the war effort"

4. Verb. Exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for. "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
Exact synonyms: Agitate, Crusade, Fight, Press, Push
Generic synonyms: Advertise, Advertize, Promote, Push
Related verbs: Advertise, Advertize, Promote, Push
Derivative terms: Crusade, Crusader, Fighter, Push

5. Noun. Several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints).

6. Verb. Go on a campaign; go off to war.
Exact synonyms: Take The Field
Entails: War
Specialized synonyms: Crusade

7. Noun. An overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa).
Exact synonyms: Hunting Expedition, Safari
Generic synonyms: Expedition
Geographical relationships: Africa

Definition of Campaign

1. n. An open field; a large, open plain without considerable hills. SeeChampaign.

2. v. i. To serve in a campaign.

Definition of Campaign

1. Noun. A series of operations undertaken to achieve a set goal; as, an election campaign, a military campaign, an advertising campaign. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To take part in a campaign. ¹

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Definition of Campaign

1. to conduct a series of operations to reach a specific goal [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Campaign

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camp chair
camp down
camp fever
camp followers
camp hospital
camp meeting
camp out
camp robber
camp robbers
campaign (current term)
campaign for governor
campaign hat

Literary usage of Campaign

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Geography (1915)
"In the eastern campaign the general direction of the sinuous line is more nearly ... 1) are about 350 miles from the Baltic Sea and the line of campaign ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"During the unlucky campaign of 1759, the King of Prussia's provinces and the electorate of Saxony had been obliged to support the Russians and Austrians. ..."

3. Report by American Library Association War service (1919)
"campaign headquarters were established at 124 Kast 28th Street, in the building formerly occupied by the International YMCA and owned by them, ..."

4. The History of England by David Hume, Tobias George Smollett (1825)
"Schemes of the cabal—Remonstrances of sir William Temple— campaign of—A parliament—Passive obedience—A parliament—campaign of—Congress of ..."

5. The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Cæsar, to the Revolution by David Hume (1810)
"... —campaign of—Uncertain conduct of the King—A Parliament—campaign of—Parliament's distrust of the King—Marriage of the Prince of Orange with the Lady ..."

6. Southern History of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1866)
"Sherman's campaign in Georgia.—How parallel with that in Virginia. ... PARALLEL and concurrent with Grant's summer campaign in Virginia, ..."

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